Common Air Conditioning System Problems

HVAC Air Conditioning

Summer will be here soon and air cooling season will be in full swing. As our air conditioners are asked to work harder, problems are going to start popping up. Here are a few common problems that you may encounter with your air conditioning system.

Failing to Start – There can be many different reasons for an air conditioner refusing to start, but the first place to look is at your circuit breakers. Make sure there is power to the unit and that a circuit breaker was not tripped. If you reset the breaker and it trips again, you may have a serious problem and you should call a reputable Davison, Michigan residential HVAC service and repair contractor like Holland Heating and Cooling to check it out.

Refrigerant levels that are too low or too high – Either of these conditions is not good for your system. The refrigerant level should be “just right” for the system to operate efficiently. Too much refrigerant is due to overfilling the system and too little refrigerant indicates a leak. Filling the system with refrigerant will temporarily solve the problem but you should have the HVAC technician find and repair the leak.

Excessive humidity – If your system is not dehumidifying the air properly, check the drain line to see if it is clogged. Air conditioning systems can remove several gallons of water a day from the air and if it cannot drain, it will sit in the drain pan and the moisture will be blown back into your home. You can try to clear the clog with a coat hanger, plumber’s snake, or compressed air. If none of these work, call your HVAC contractor.

Dirty air filters – A dirty or clogged air filter will cause the system to work less efficiently and reduce cooling capacity. Change the filter often and your system will work better and last longer.

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